I know what you mean
When you want to run to meet the world
Intentions may not carry you far

Small planes are here
But they never leave my room at all
They don't make it through
They don't make it out

I want to be like Sister Veronica
Whose life connects with so many lives

Small planes are here
But they never leave my room at all
They don't make it through
They don't make it out

My words to him
They didn't touch him, not at all
And I never can say what I mean to say

Small plans are here
But they never leave my room at all
They don't make it through
They don't make it out

Twenty-five miles or thousands of miles
When am I going to leave here?
Twenty-five miles or thousands of miles
When am I going to get there?
Twenty-five miles or thousands of miles
Who am I going to help there?
Twenty-five miles or thousands of miles
When am I going to get there?


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Small Planes song meanings
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    General CommentShe feels small and unimportant, lost...as if nothing she says or does will make a difference. She wants things she feels helpless to achieve. She's looking to the future and wondering when she'll finally get out, where she'll end up, and who she'll meet along the way.

    Restlessness, longing, introspection... one of my favorites. I like the image I get of toy airplanes hanging from the ceiling. They're made to look like they're flying, going somewhere fantastic, but in reality they're stuck in the same place forever.
    delialon July 20, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^
    nice interpretion
    lostmatildaon August 17, 2008   Link
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    General Comment..My words to him
    They didn't touch him, not at all
    And I never can say what I mean to say..

    what I'm feeling right now
    lostmatildaon September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of the saddest songs they've performed. I think I want to tear my heart out and cry for days every time I hear this song, but it's beautiful, and you can't help but listen and feel for anyone who's wanted to say the right thing, and just can't. We've all been there, and this expresses that frustration.

    God bless The Innocence Mission.
    mtmooreon June 29, 2010   Link

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